I have a blogpost about “Wilderness” over at Eerd Word. I hope you’ll click over there and check it out!
In particular, if you’re preaching on the Temptation of Jesus this Sunday, you might find some sermon fodder there.
Wilderness is also a place of gnawing hunger and parching thirst. Of darkness, danger, and discomfort. Of loneliness and of despair. To be outside of human community can be profoundly painful, especially at certain vulnerable times of life, or when solitude is not desired. In the desert we can feel deserted.